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Installing iPhone 3G Rear Panel 



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Installing iPhone 3G Rear Panel 



Tools used in this guide 


Parts relevant to this guide 


• Phillips #00 Screwdriver 


• iPhone 3G Rear Case 


• Small suction cup 




• Spudger 





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Step 1 - Battery 

• Remove the two Phillips #00 screws from the dock- 
connector end of the iPhone. 




Step 2 

• Remove the metal handle from the suction cup. It's 
easier and safer to grip the suction cup's base instead 
of the metal handle. 



• Be very careful when opening the iPhone so 
that the cables under the display are not 
severed. 

• There is a rubber gasket between the silver 
front bezel and black display assembly. A bit 
offeree is required in this step to separate 
the iPhone's display assembly. 






• Use a small suction cup near the Home button to gently 
pull up the bottom portion of the iPhone's display 
assembly. 

• If the display assembly is too damaged to 



allow the suction cup to adhere, tape with a 
strong adhesive such as duct tape maybe 
used. 



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Step 3 

• The display assembly is still connected to 
the iPhone by several cables, so don't try to 
remove it entirely just yet. 



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• Rotate the display assembly up until it is at an angle of 
approximately 45 degrees. 



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Step 4 

• Continue to hold the display assembly with one hand, 
and use your other hand and a spudger to disconnect 
the black ribbon cable labeled "1." 




Steps 

• Rotate the display assembly up until it is roughly 
vertical. This will allow easier access for disconnecting 
the remaining cables. 

Use a spudger to disconnect the black ribbon cable 
labeled "2." 




Step 6 

• Some iPhone 3Gs may have the connector 
colors reversed (black plastic tab, white 
connector). Make sure you're flipping up the 
tab properly, otherwise you may damage 
the connector. 



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Use a spudger to flip up the white plastic tab holding 
the remaining ribbon cable in place. The white tab will 
rotate up 90 degrees, releasing the ribbon cable. 



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• Slide the black ribbon cable out of its connector, and 
remove the display assembly from the iPhone. 

• Note: You may find on some versions of the 
3G that the flip up plastic tab does not exist. 
In this case you would slide the ribbon cable 
towards the screen until it is removed. Upon 
assembly, you would apply pressure to the 
ribbon to insert it back into the ribbon 
"socket". 

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Step? 

• Insert your SIM eject tool or a paper clip into the hole 
next to the headphone jack. 

• Press down on the tool until the SIM card tray pops out. 

• Grasp the SIM card tray and slide it out of the iPhone. 




Steps 

Use a spudger to disconnect the ribbon cable labeled 




Step 9 

Use a spudger to disconnect the ribbon cable labeled 



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Step 10 

Use a spudger to disconnect the ribbon cable labeled 
"6." 

• If you have an iPhone 3GS, refer to picture 2 and use a 
spudger to disconnect the ribbon cable labeled "7." 




Step 11 

Carefully peel up the small sticker labeled "Do not 



remove. 



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Step 12 

• Remove the following 8 screws: 

• Five 2.3 mm Phillips #00 screws with partial 
threads securing the logic board to the rear panel. 

• Two 2.3 mm Phillips #00 screws with full threads 
securing the logic board and camera. 

' One 2.9 mm Phillips #00 screw from beneath the 
"Do not remove" sticker. 




Step 13 

• Use a spudger to gently pry the camera up and out of 
its housing in the rear panel. The camera cannot be 
removed entirely yet because it's connected to the 
bottom of the logic board. 




Step 14 



• Use a spudger to gently pry up the end of the logic 
board closest to the dock connector. 



• If the board won't lift up, double check to 
make sure all the screws securing the logic 
board have been removed. 



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• Slide the logic board towards the dock connector and 
out of the iPhone. 




Step 16 

• Use a spudger to pry the battery up from the rear panel. 
The battery is attached with an adhesive strip around 
the perimeter of the battery. To prevent the battery from 
bending during the removal process, we recommend 
against using just the plastic pull-tab . 




Step 17 ' Headphone Jack 



• Remove the two Phillips #00 screws securing the on/off 
switch to the front bezel. 



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Step 18 

• Carefully peel up the orange ribbon cable from the rear 
panel. 




Step 19 

• Remove the following 4 screws: 

• Three 1.8 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the 
headphone jack and GPS antenna to the rear 
panel. 

• One 3.8 mm Phillips #00 screw in the plastic loop 
near the headphone jack. 





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Step 20 

• Remove the four Phillips #00 screws securing the 
volume and vibrate buttons. 



• The screw on the far right is slightly longer 
than the other 3 screws. When 
reassembling the phone, keep this in mind. 



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Step 21 

• Lift the volume button circuitry away from the side of 
the iPhone, and carefully peel up the orange ribbon 
cable from the rear panel. 




Step 22 

• Carefully lift the headphone jack assembly out of the 
iPhone. 

• Switch the green mute switch down (towards the back 
side of the iPhone) into mute position. This will make it 
much easier to insert it, once the new mute button is in 
place. 




Step 23 - GPS Antenna 

• Remove the single Phillips #00 screw securing the 
black plastic spacer. 

• Some replacement rear panels may not 
have a threaded screw hole in this location. 



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Step 24 

• Use a spudger to pry up the black plastic antenna 
housing from the rear panel. 

• Lift the black plastic antenna housing out of the iPhone. 




Step 25 - Rear Panel 

• Remove the on/off switch button from the iPhone. 




Step 26 

• Remove the vibrate button from the iPhone. 



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Step 27 

• Remove the two Phillips #00 screws securing the 
vibrator to the rear panel. 

• Lift the vibrator up and out of the iPhone. 




Step 28 

• Remove the following 3 screws: 

• Two 1.5 mm Phillips #00 screws, one on either 
side of the dock connector. 

• One 2.4 mm Phillips #00 screw near the ribbon 
cable labeled "4." 




Step 29 

• Lift the dock connector assembly up and out of the 
iPhone. 



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Step 30 

• The rear panel and attached front bezel remain. 



To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. 



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